Local tourist information and events.
SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) is pleased to participate in the Silver City Art Association’s 25th Weekend at the Galleries with the Holiday Fiber Arts Sale. This free annual event is a pop-up gallery and will be held Saturday October 7 from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday October 8 from 10 am to 2 pm in the ballroom of the Murray Hotel in Downtown Silver City. Special fiber art demonstrations will be held on Saturday October 7, from 4 pm to 7 pm.
The work of 18 fiber artists will include hats, gloves, totes, rag rugs, scarves, purses, wall hangings, quilts, upcycled clothing, home décor, pine needle baskets, felt sculptures, tie dyed and silk painted garments, greeting cards, toys, and handwoven towels among a multitude of other handcrafted fiber items. The wide range of fiber mediums encompassed in this sale are knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, painting, dying, and sewing. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for a unique holiday gift and will support local fiber artists, keeping our local dollars local.
The sale will also feature Weaving for Justice, a non-profit that supports fiber artists in Chiapas. They will be selling handwoven and embroidered textiles.
These are a compilation of flyers for the 2023 Cliff-Gila Grant County Fair to take place at the Fairgrounds in Cliff on Sept. 20-24, 2023. For more information, see the PDF flyers below and visit the Fair website at https://www.grantcountyfairnm.com
This 3-minute video shows you the highlights of the upcoming Grant County Fair to take place at the Fairgrounds in Gila, NM, from Sept. 20-24, 2023. C'mon out and celebrate what the youth and residents of Grant County accomplish every year!
[Editor's Note: For more information and the deadline for registration, as well as the maps of the walks, see the multi-page PDF at the bottom.]
What: Western New Mexico University Office of Veterans Affairs is hosting its annual Walk for the Heroes on October 21, 2022. In doing so, the university will be honoring thirty-four fallen veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, most of whom are Grant County, NM residents. The intent of this event is to honor veterans by symbolically fulfilling their final mission, carrying on their legacy in recognition of their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families.
There will be a 5k (3.1 miles) Walk for the Heroes through the Boston Hill trail system. Participants in the 5K can walk, run, or ruck. There will also be a one-mile Honor March on the beautiful WNMU Silver City Campus for those unable to make the Boston Hill trails.
[Editor's Note: This is timely, as the annual Pie Town celebration takes place this weekend Sept. 9, 2023.]
[Photo credit for all photos to Russell Lee Courtesy of the Library of Congress.]
[The PDF letters are Courtesy of the Roy Stryker Collection at University of Louisville. The text of each is also included in the article, but reading old script is always interesting, this editor believes.]
By Jim Arwood
When first I drove through this settlement in western New Mexico highland country, COVID-19 restrictions were in place. The handful of businesses lining the US60 were closed for health precautions.
My map denoted this was the spot where the road crosses the Continental Divide, but this place is more than a geographic crossroad.
Four months later, July 2021, I passed through again. The state’s indoor dining restrictions lifted, I stopped for lunch. A waitress told me how this town got its name.
The Grant County Rolling Stones 38th Gem & Mineral Show this weekend has something for everyone. Visitors will find museum and educational displays, a new Pebble Pup activity area, 40 vendors, a variety of food offerings, field trips, a speaker, demonstrations, an hourly silent auction, 2 Wheels of Fortune and daily raffles. The show opens at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Friday, September 1 from 11am to 5pm, Saturday, September 2 from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, September 3 from 10am to 4pm.
The Rolling Stones are pleased to announce new additions to their annual gem and mineral show. A fun and educational Pebble Pup activity area, located next to the 25¢ Wheel of Fortune in the Archery Room, features rock painting, a dinosaur information table, mining for Pecos diamonds, face painting, and 3D printed displays from the Future Forge. In the Small Event Room, visitors will find the new $1 Wheel of Fortune. Every spin wins and a cool geode from Shadow Hills Rock Shop will be added as a prize each hour. The daily raffles are another great opportunity to win exciting prizes donated by local businesses, show vendors and Rolling Stones members. Head over to the Conference Center this weekend and check out the excitement!